WEBINAR: Patient Blood Management

Wed, February 17, 2021 @6:00 pm



Celebrating Black History Month
with Indie Film: Black Men in White Coats

February 26-March 2





Latest happenings at the Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists

Get involved, connect with colleagues and discover resources. These events were made just for you.

ISA knows that the current practice environment is a challenging one, full of difficult decisions and contentious issues.
We bring together anesthesiology experts from across the state to collectively develop solutions and
advance the future of our practice, so you can focus on patients.


Patient Blood Management – A Poster Child for the Perioperative Surgical Home

Wednesday, February 17, at 6:00 pm

Join Mayo Clinic Professor of Anesthesiology Daryl Kor, MD virtually for a comprehensive session on patient blood management.

Learning Objectives:

Recognize gaps in the optimization of perioperative blood health
Identify opportunities to improve blood product management
Recognize potential risks associated with transfusion therapies
Identify the key pillars of a Patient Blood Management program
Appreciate the institutional value of Patient Blood Management

To register for this webinar (on Zoom), click here


Our invited speaker for this event is Professor of Anesthesiology Daryl J. Kor, MD, of the Mayo Clinic Rochester, where he serves as Medical Director of the following: Data & Analytics, the Center for Science of Health Care Delivery, Health Care Systems Engineering Program, and Clinical Informatics Program. Dr. Kor also serves as Co-Director of the Anesthesia Clinical Research Unit, and holds Masters Faculty Privileges in Clinical & Translational Science.


Bridging the Generation Gap to Build Stronger Teams and Improve Patient Care

Tuesday, March 2, at 6:30 pm

Join Shena Scott, MBA of Scott Healthcare Consulting for a human resource session filled with practice guidance on managing multiple generations within your group practice. To learn more, click here.

To register for this webinar (on Zoom), click here.


Burnout Prevention and Recovery: The 5 Fundamentals of Energy Renewal

Wednesday, March 17, at 6:30 pm

Get restored with Dianne Ansari-Winn, MD who is the founder of the Physician Coaching Academy. Dr. Ansari-Winn has been coaching physicians for over 10 Years. As a bestselling author, she is committed to physician health and wellbeing. Join her virtually for a dynamic session on burnout prevention. To learn more about this special event, click here.

To register for this session (on Zoom), click here.

Celebrate Black History Month

Exclusive Screening of Indie Film: Black Men in White Coats

Fewer black men applied to medical school in 2014 than in 1978 and black men have the lowest life expectancy in the United States. With only 2% of American doctors being black men, this comes as no surprise.

This documentary dissects the systemic barriers preventing black men from becoming medical doctors and the consequences on society at large.

ISA’s discussion forum on this film will be
Tuesday, March 2 @ 6:30 pm

To join the discussion:

1. RSVP to receive an individual view access code.
2. You may watch the 80-minute film anytime Friday, Feb. 26 through Sunday, Feb. 28.
3. Join the discussion forum with your colleagues on Tuesday, March 2 at 6:30 pm Central.

Limited to 300 participants – RSVP today!

Click here to RSVP

Learn more about the mission of Black Men in White Coats

“Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us.” — Susan L. Taylor, journalist


Executive Physician Leadership Program 

Inspire. Influence. Achieve.

September 9–12, 2021*

The Executive Physician Leadership Program, designed in partnership with Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, provides aspiring to mid-level leaders with necessary leadership skills development in the areas of influence and motivation, change management, corporate finance and health care system strategy. Your successful completion of this four-day curriculum offered over two weekends will advance your leadership and health care strategy skills while earning Continuing Medical Education credits and a Certificate of Completion.

James L. Allen Center at Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

Further information about the ASA Executive Physician Leadership Program is available here.

* New date! The 2020 session was cancelled.

Physician Anesthesiologist Week Kicks Off with Proclamation by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker

The week of January 31-February 6, 2021 has been declared Physician Anesthesiologist Week. For details, see story using this link.

ISA Practice Management Webinar “Contracting During Covid”

Video of medical practice attorney Judith Semo, JD and healthcare attorney Vicki Mycowiac, JD presenting their insights and real world advice on a wide range of concerns coming to the fore with Covid, including: changes to CMS waivers and HIPAA, and the new CARES Act and FFCRA; the advent of “force majeure” claims by hospitals; notice provisions in employment agreements; negotiating the terms of a furlough or a reduction in compensation; insurance coverage and professional services agreements; and so much more. The last 16 minutes are devoted to a Q&A session moderated by ISA President Tripti Kataria.

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